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I started photography when my father gave me a Rolleicord twin lens reflex camera when I was a kid. I was probably somewhere around 6 to 8 years old. I would follow him with my Rolleicord when we go on photography outings. He was very passionate about his photography and I would watch and learn. I continued to create photographs over the years. Of course the level of my creativity changed as my life changed. When I was busy earning a living I would carry a point and shoot camera and take snap shots of the subjects around me. When I could afford the gear and time I would slow down and create more interesting photographs. There were a point in my life when I considered creating underwater photographs as a career. I am a certified SCUBA diving instructor. My friends knowing that I enjoy photography like to invite me to document their weddings and special events. I found that I always enjoyed spending a lot of time in a quiet dark room creating special effects and manipulating images. Due to the lack of real estates I never had a private darkroom. I managed to use public dark rooms in schools and public libraries to develop my photographs. When digital photography started to blossom and images could be processed and manipulated on the computer I quickly learned to use Photoshop and other image manipulation software. I am now in my golden age and have some spare time in my life. So I decided to focus on my photography passion again. Currently my main passion is portraiture of human beings. I subscribed to this site purely to share my joy in creating photographs. Some will be good and some will be bad. Some will be interesting and some will be dull. Some will be happy and some will be sad. I can't control how you perceive my images but I can control the amount of joy I have when I am creating them. You can bet that I will try to enjoy myself to the fullest every time I create a photograph. So please leave me comments, good, bad or indifferent, or Just stop by and say hi. I won't take it personally. Rate my photograph a 1 if you want. That is your prerogative. ;-) At least you spend your time looking and interacting with my photograph. For that I thank you in advance.